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Biking in Bosnia - whos goin'?

Anonymous
Mon, 06/25/2012 - 12:13

Hi - looking forwared to the trip & wondering who & how many will be joining us! :)

Can't decide whether to take my nice new bike or stick with my 5yr old trusty steed that I don't mind getting bashed around a bit!........

 Cheers

Chris 

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 10:45
Bikes provided are OK, front suspension hartails. One guy took his own dual suss MTB on the trip I was on last year and it was definately an advantage on the rocky downhill parts, so up to you? Anyway you could get some good use out your new bike over the summer to run it in then take it, after all that's what you bought if for? no point in leaving it in the garage!
Read my review on the trip page. 
Bob 
Anonymous
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 22:35

Hi Chris,

It's good to hear from someone else on the trip. I booked it a couple of weeks ago and was told about 6 others were going.

I've chosen to hire a bike in Bosnia as I did the Morocco Jebel Sahro trip last year and the hire bikes were pretty good. Have you done any trips like this before? I'm thinking this year is going to be more challenging for me but the bigger the challenge, the more rewarding it is at the end!

Matt

Anonymous
Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:37

Hi Bob & Matt, thanks for your posts.

 

Ha ha, yes Bob, I'd love to take my new bike & planning to do so at the mo' - the only thing bothering me is the security of the bikes on the trip, overnight etc - so if you've any comments from your previous then please let me know.  Great review tho' - thanks.

Matt - look forward to meeting you then - I've not done MTB holidays before - I did LEJoG a couple of years ago, followed by Bikehotel in Italy which was great, & Cols of the TDF (not all of them :)  ) last year which was fab. So looking for something different this year.

We're driving over, via visiting friends in Munich, so will probably be totally knackered by the time we arrive! 

 Cheers

Chris Heywood

Anonymous
Mon, 07/16/2012 - 10:39

Hello there!  I've decided to hire a bike in country as was put off by the £160 I was quoted to take my bike over. Ouch! Really looking forward to the trip though. 

Not long now - see you in a few weeks.

Cheers!

Amanda

 

Anonymous
Mon, 07/16/2012 - 12:21

Hi Amanda - great to hear from another on the trip! I believe there's 8? of us now booked

Yeah, the cost of flying the 2 legs with the bike was prohibitive (I was told it was £70 per leg, ea/way! Ouch indeed!!) - which made us think about driving

 Look forward to meeting you & the others soon! 

 Cheers

Chris

Anonymous
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 19:00

Hi Amanda

 Where are you flying from? I'm on the Exodus organised flights from Heathrow to Zagreb and then onto Sarajevo. If you're doing the same it might be good to meet up at the airport.

 Matt

 

Anonymous
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 21:15

OOPS!  Sorry for the delay in replying, not very good at remembering to check this site.  Yes, I'm on the group flight from Heathrow so meeting at the airport sounds like a plan.

Do you have any ideas about how much local currency to take?  I have to admit that I haven't checked the trip notes yet to see if they offer any advice, it's on my "to do" list.

See you soon,

Amanda

Anonymous
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 20:49

Not sure how much to take, looking at the trip notes most meals are catered for so I think £100 worth of Euros might do but I'll probably exchange £150 to be safe as I'm sure I'll back in Europe again at somepoint so anything I don't spend won't go to waste. If I do go on a bit of a spending spree I'm sure one of the more built up towns we stay in will have an ATM.

If you do want to contact me at the airport my number is 07834 372 392. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Matt

Anonymous
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 11:24

OK, cool, I'll drop you a txt at the airport.  I'm catching a bus to Heathrow and arrive about 9.00 so fingers crossed there are no traffic jams on the motorway on the way or I might be cutting it a bit fine.

Having finally read the trip notes they recommend taking sterling and changing it into bosniain currency over there, or just using ATM.  As you say, I don't think we'll need loads of cash as most meals are provided and I hear that beer is cheap!

Looking forward to meeting everyone soon.

Amanda

Anonymous
Sun, 08/05/2012 - 12:27

Good to know we've got a common interest in beer being cheap :D

Me 'n my mate Wayne will be setting off driving on Weds eve - I have some friends in Munich who we'll be staying with on the way - hope to arrive in Sarajevo Sat eve.

So wish you all a good journey over & look forward to some beers together on Sunday when you arrive!

Chris

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